The Clockwork man was nothing if not deft in close hand to hand combat. Noting his opponent’s sudden requisition of balance he knew his palm strike would not be successful as he launched it. Immediately after it passed her he pulled his left arm away by stepping half-ways back on his left foot and further forward on his right. He combined this with a vicious upper cut launched towards her left side with his free hand, aiming to incapacitate her by knocking the air from her lungs.
He had not expected her to strike at the spider, but neither was it his concern to look after the semi-sentient creature. His move however had pulled it away from her slightly so it had time to react as she attacked it, seemingly as an afterthought. It launched over her raised hand, two of its legs snapping as they collided with the powerfully thrown punch, but this time aimed to clamp down on her exposed neck with its electrical pincers, critically damaged there would be no easy escape should it be thrown loose again.
Provided his punch was successful the Clockwork man would prepare for his coup de grace. However, should it not be successful and Evvie still attempted her flurry of punches, he would react accordingly.